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midem Announces midemlab Finalists

CANNES, France (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — midem has revealed the 30 finalists of midemlab, the international pitching competition for startups and app developers as well as the 10 finalists in the midem Marketing Campaign Competition.

The finalists will present their pitches at next year's Midem, which is set to take place from January 28-31 in Cannes, France.

Previous editions have provided a launch pad for some of the leading technology innovators, such as SoundCloud, The Echo Nest, Songkick and Root Music.

The list of finalists for 2012:

Music Discovery, Recommandation & Creation (UK) – mass market mobile music service

MPme by Apsmart (UK) – curated internet radio
musicplayr (Germany) – music discovery & blogging
Navegas (Germany) – connecting the world of music tool
Rexly (USA) – social discovery & recommendation
Songs2See by Fraunhofer (Germany) – music game development
SoshiGames (UK) – game-based social music discovery
Twusic by LemonLab (Belgium) – Twitter music application
Watzatsong (France) – crowdsourced music search engine
WhoSampled (UK) – music discovery

Marketing & Social engagement

BandApp (UK) – free instant artist app creation
Beloola by V-Cult (France) – social music service
CrowdSurfing by LiveOne Group (USA) – live content social viewing app
Flowd (Finland) – music marketing and social music service
iPluggers (Netherlands) – worldwide digital radio promotion
Oocto by GeniusMonk (France) – crowdfunding & crowdsourcing music platform
Pipe (Germany) – file transfer for social networks
RockStar Motel (USA) – fan-centric music social network (UK) – social events discovery
Webdoc (Switzerland) – fan engagement

Direct to consumer sales and Content Monetisation

Getonic (Israel) – direct to consumer social ecommerce
Menyou (Sweden) – online sales and distribution tool
Musicsoft Arts (USA) – interactive music discovery, playback and sales
My Bee (France) – access control and dematerialized payment
Ondango (Germany) – Facebook commerce solution
SonicAngel (Belgium) – next generation crowdfunding label
TuneRights (Sweden) – stock market for music
Tunipop (USA) – connecting merchandise with digital music
Weezevent (France) – cloud ticketing service
WildChords by Ovelin (Finland) – guitar learning game

-CelebrityAccess Staff Writers